Tuesday, October 30, 2012

weekends. not for the faint of heart.

the weekend was quite the whirlwind.  i was remembering a time, when the kids were all toddlers...and i hated the weekend.  i thought they were boring.  chad was gone a lot.  there was nothing good on tv.  we didn't have anywhere to go.  i longed for monday to roll back around.  because...then...at least i had my good friends, regis and kelly to talk to.
times have changed.
i don't even know regis and kelly anymore.
haven't seen em in years.
friday night, i hosted my coach's birthday party at my house before the game.  that meant dinner and dessert.

we had a game at 8:30...and then went over to a team mate's house to play pool, just dance 3, and some LCR dice game that i had never heard of before.  to be fair...i could have come home after the game.  but why would i do that after years of my only friends being regis and kelly???
to be fair again...i had friends.  they just all lived far away.
saturday morning...i popped up and remembered that i had forgotten to go let UK's dog out.  he was in a wedding in austin and i was on dog duty.
in an early morning panic...i sped  drove with haste to his house.  luckily...timber has quite the bladder control.  she was fine.
then...i came home and did a little house work.  at 1...i got showered and dressed up for my cousin's wedding reception downtown.  i haven't dressed up in a good while...so this took a little time.  there was a lot of grooming happening.  plucking eyebrows...shaving legs...painting nails...braiding hair...etc.  i also had to ransack the boy's closets...looking for anything remotely appropriate for a wedding reception that still fit them.  since when do we only have basketball shorts???  i'm not sure when that happened.  i also had to locate jumpers, skirts, matching long sleeved shirts, cardigans, tights, dressy shoes, and matching bows for the girls.  this was a little easier...but the state of their closets and drawers and our clean laundry mountain  pile made it take longer than it should have.
by this point...i was over my strapless dress and heals.  i threw on a jean jacket and my black cowgirl boots and thought, "i'm the photographer.  no on will care what i'm wearing.  and besides...heals can be a hazard while taking pictures."

colt was none-too-thrilled...due to having to miss his last football game of the season to dress up and be forced to smile alot.  smiling's not his favorite these days.


i love this shot.  this is the groom and his mother.  so sweet.

i didn't get home until 2:00 am.  this time...i didn't forget about the dog.
sunday morning...we went to church and then straight to the tailgate cookout that i was supposed to bake 2 dozen brownies for.  those just had to be bought.  we had to leave that situation early because flicka was done.  she cried if she looked at a blade of grass.  chase and i dropped everyone off at home and headed to watch the blue angels.

i can't get enough of these planes.  i grew up watching them every year from our street.  we lived down the road from ellington air force base and they came to the air show every year.
now...we park in a big, church parking lot and sit on the hood of our suburban and watch the pilots make their magic.  it is breath-taking.  they fly directly over us...so low that you think they are going to hit you...and break the sound barrier directly over you head.
crazy cool.

luckily...small group got cancelled sunday night while i was with chase because i had a sunday night game.
we lost.
i'd say i've come a long way from my old, boring weekends.
today, we are having my pre-school class' pumpkin party.
note to self.  stop for a red bull on the way.

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